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Table 8 Quantities and cost of laboratory investigations in USD by treatment alternatives

From: Economic evaluation of artesunate and three quinine regimens in the treatment of severe malaria in children at the Ebolowa Regional Hospital-Cameroon: a cost analysis

Laboratory investigations Cost per unit (USD) ARTES
(n = 30)
QLD
(n = 28)
QNLD3
(n = 30)
QNLD2
(n = 30)
Quantity Cost in USD Quantity Cost in USD Quantity Cost in USD Quantity Cost in USD
Thick blood films 2.16 140 302.40 158 341.28 232 501.12 220 475.2
Packed cell volume 2.57 38 97.66 25 64.25 27 69.39 28 71.96
Full blood count 6.64 17 112.88 13 86.32 12 79.68 10 66.40
Blood group and rhesus typing 3.90 15 58.50 12 46.80 10 39.00 8 31.20
CSF analysis 18.28 3 54.84 4 73.12 6 109.68 4 73.12
Chest x-ray 8.97 1 8.97 1 8.97 0 0 1 8.97
Total cost per group    635.25   620.74   798.87   726.85
Median cost per patient (IQR)    18.86 (15.70–26.34)   18.53 (14.33–26.01)   23.93 (17.45–32.57)   23.93 (15.29–28.50)